5 Aug 2020

Mikey Robins: wonderfully awful people from history

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:10 pm on 5 August 2020
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Photo: Supplied/book cover

The list of things we have to be outraged about in 2020 is long.  But take heart, it's not 1659 when the Puritans cancelled Christmas, or 1837 when dueling was the way to deal with disagreement instead of a tirade on Twitter.

Long before  we all carried phones with cameras to catch outrageous behavior, people behaved badly, from graffiti during the Roman Empire to philandering politicians in the modern era. 

We've always been a tad wicked says Australian author and comedian Mikey Robins.  He tells  stories of wonderfully awful people in his new book,  Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour   

Mikey Robins

Mikey Robins Photo: Supplied/BFredericksPR

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